Hunger & Poverty

Mid-Kentucky Presbytery churches help Kentuckians eliminate more than $4.5 million in medical debt

Presbyterian church members became passionate about the plight of medical debtors who can’t afford their medical bills after learning about a debt relief effort offered by the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt organization. Through a donor campaign launched in their churches over the summer, together they raised enough money to abolish $4,577,749.43 of medical debt for thousands of Kentucky residents.  

Matthew 25 workshop on measuring effectiveness set for June 29

We say we want to end poverty, but how do we know if we are being effective? That is a central question to be addressed in the second in a series of online workshops dedicated to the Matthew 25 focus on eradicating systemic poverty titled “End Poverty? Measuring Our Impact Holistically.”

Finding the financing to grow enough food for all God’s children

As they prepared to lobby Capitol Hill solons Thursday about the climate crisis, food insecurity and other significant ills, Ecumenical Advocacy Days participants took in an online session on the role that climate finance can play in securing enough food for everyone.

People of color speak out against ‘food apartheid’ and bias against indigenous groups

While serving as pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III became concerned about the nutrition and health of some of his members. “I pastored there for 14 years and during my time, I saw many members of my church being hospitalized repeatedly for diet-related issues,” said Brown, a speaker at an Ecumenical Advocacy Days plenary on Wednesday.

A new day for farmworkers

Lupe Gonzalo understands all too well the hardscrabble life of a farmworker.

희망의 씨앗을 뿌리다

위대한 나눔의 실천 헌금, 파나마 여성들의 삶과 살림을 새롭게 하다 에밀리 엔더스 오돔 루이빌 – 파올라 토그나렐레[Tog-na-rē-le]의 지구와의 연결은 성스럽다. 그녀는 지금 그녀의 삶에서 중요한 여성들과 깊은 유대관계를 형성하고 있다…. Read more »